Today’s Daily Update

The House passes FY 2015 Defense Spending bill; Reid files cloture on nomination of Sylvia Burwell to be Secretary of HHS

House

 

Yesterday:

  • The House passed H.R. 3361, to reform the authorities of the Federal Government to require the production of certain business records, conduct electronic surveillance, use pen registers and trap and trace devices, and use other forms of information gathering for foreign intelligence, counterterrorism, and criminal purposes, by a vote of 303 – 121.
  • The House passed the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015” (H.R. 4435) to authorize appropriations for FY 2015 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction and to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year by a vote of 325 – 98.

Today:

  • The House is not expected to hold any votes.

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • The Senate adopted the conference report to accompany H.R.3080, the Water Resources Development Act of 2013 by a vote of 91-7.
  • Senator Reid file cloture on the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be Secretary of Health and Human Services and Sharon Bowen to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Today:

  • The Senate is not in session.

 

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

H.R.4714: To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish requirements for preferred banking arrangements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Miller, George [CA-11] (introduced 5/22/2014) Cosponsors (61)
Committees: House Financial Services; House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

H.R.4724: To amend chapter 83 of title 41, United States Code (popularly referred to as the Buy American Act) and certain other laws with respect to certain waivers under those laws, to provide greater transparency regarding exceptions to domestic sourcing requirements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Cicilline, David N. [RI-1] (introduced 5/22/2014) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Oversight and Government Reform; House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

H.R.4734: To repeal the authority of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection to restrict mandatory pre-dispute arbitration.
Sponsor: Rep McHenry, Patrick T. [NC-10] (introduced 5/22/2014) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.2381: A bill to clarify that any private flood insurance policy accepted by a State shall satisfy the mandatory purchase requirement under the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973.
Sponsor: Sen Heller, Dean [NV] (introduced 5/22/2014) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2014 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.2385: A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 and the Truth in Lending Act to provide for disclosure and codes of conduct with respect to consumer financial products or services and institutions of higher education.
Sponsor: Sen Harkin, Tom [IA] (introduced 5/22/2014) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2014 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2404: A bill to make permanent the extended period of protections for members of uniformed services relating to mortgages, mortgage foreclosure, and eviction, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Whitehouse, Sheldon [RI] (introduced 5/22/2014) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2014 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

HEALTH

H.R.4709: To improve enforcement efforts related to prescription drug diversion and abuse, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Marino, Tom [PA-10] (introduced 5/21/2014) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 5/21/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

H.R.4735: To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for a temporary shift in the scheduled collection of the transitional reinsurance program payments.
Sponsor: Rep Nolan, Richard M. [MN-8] (introduced 5/22/2014) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.2389: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015
Sponsor: Sen Pryor, Mark L. [AR] (introduced 5/22/2014) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Appropriations
Senate Reports: 113-164
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 390.

TAX

H.R.4717: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent and expand the temporary minimum credit rate for the low-income housing tax credit program.
Sponsor: Rep Tiberi, Patrick J. [OH-12] (introduced 5/22/2014) Cosponsors (24)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4718: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify and make permanent bonus depreciation.
Sponsor: Rep Tiberi, Patrick J. [OH-12] (introduced 5/22/2014) Cosponsors (18)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4733: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase, expand, and extend the credit for hydrogen-related alternative fuel vehicle refueling property and to increase the investment credit for more efficient fuel cells.
Sponsor: Rep Larson, John B. [CT-1] (introduced 5/22/2014) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4740: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the depreciation recovery period for energy-efficient cool roof systems.
Sponsor: Rep Reed, Tom [NY-23] (introduced 5/22/2014) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE

H.R.4726: To amend title 23, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish an innovation in surface transportation program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Davis, Rodney [IL-13] (introduced 5/22/2014) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.4738: To ensure the safety of DOT-111 tank cars by improving standards for new tank cars and upgrading existing tank cars, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Payne, Donald M., Jr. [NJ-10] (introduced 5/22/2014) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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